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2020-2023 Multi-Year Budgets

On March 2, 2020, London City Council approved the 2020-2023 Multi-Year Budget which will result in an average annual property tax increase of 3.9%, marking the second time the city has approved a four-year budget.

Council has also approved the Water and Wastewater budgets with an average annual increase of 2.5% for water rates and an average annual increase of 3.4% for wastewater and treatment rates.

The Council Approved Budget information will be posted in early April 2020 to this website.



December 17, 2019

The City of London has tabled its second Multi-Year Budget that covers 2020 through 2023. This Multi-Year Budget comes with its own unique opportunities and challenges. With a new 2019-2023 Strategic Plan providing the foundation, the Multi-Year Budget both provides opportunities for maintaining existing services and making additional investments while aiming to balance the impact on the tax levy by also considering opportunities for reductions. Londoners are encouraged to provide their feedback on the 2020-2023 Multi-Year Budget through the various public engagement opportunities outlined here.

Presentations to Council

2020-2023 Multi-Year Draft Budgets (December 17, 2019)

Draft 2020-2023 Tax Supported Budget

Table of Contents

Message from City Treasurer (pages 1-3)

Budget in Brief (pages 4-9)

Recommendations (pages 10-16)

Introduction (pages 17-33)

Overview & Decision Points (pages 34-49)

Service Program Summaries (pages 50-149)

Reserves/Reserve Funds and Debt (pages 150-165)

Capital Budget Detail (pages 166-200)

Reserves/Reserve Funds Detail (pages 201-214)

PSAB Reconciliation (pages 215-218)

Draft 2020-2023 Business Cases

Table of Contents

Overview (pages 1-10)

Additional Investment Business Cases (#1 - #25) (pages 11-215)

Potential Net Levy Reduction Business Cases (#26 - #34) (pages 1-25)


Draft 2020-2023 Water and Wastewater & Treatment Budget

Council approved the 2020 Water and Wastewater & Treatment rates on November 26, 2019.  The 2.5% increase for each service, effective January 1, 2020, translates into a combined increase of approximately $27 for the average residential ratepayer consuming 200 m3 of water per year.  The Water and Wastewater & Treatment budgets will be discussed at open houses and public meetings in January 2020, a Public Participation meeting on January 23, 2020, and then deliberated by Council on multiple dates in later January and throughout February.  Final Council approval is scheduled for March 2, 2020.  

Table of Contents

Budget in Brief (pages 1-6)

Recommendations (page 7)

Introduction (pages 8-31)

Water Budget Overview (pages 32-42)

Wastewater & Treatment Budget Overview (pages 43-56)

Reserves/Reserve Funds and Debt (pages 57-64)

Capital Budget Detail (pages 65-74)

Water Rates and Charges (pages 75-80)

Wastewater Rates and Charges (pages 81-83)

Water PSAB Reconciliation (pages 84-87)

Wastewater PSAB Reconciliation (pages 88-92)






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